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CA To Deliver Global Seminar Series On Best Practices And Benefits Of Project And Portfolio Management


Analysts, CA Experts and Customers to Discuss How Project and Portfolio Management Supports IT Governance

ISLANDIA, N.Y., February, 2008 – CA (NYSE: CA) today announced a global series of seminars, featuring Gartner, Inc., on how Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) technology can help organizations reduce the costs of maintaining existing systems while making money available for business-critical projects.

Entitled “Making the Right PPM Decisions,” the seminars will feature presentations from Matt Light, research director, and Daniel Stang, principal analyst at Gartner, along with CA experts. Speakers will share insights, best practices and benefits of implementing a PPM solution to help organizations create stronger and sustainable IT governance.

The 13-city series begins in Toronto on February 5, and will be followed by events in Chicago, New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Houston, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, London, Copenhagen, Paris, and Eindhoven. More information and registration is available at

“We’re delighted to feature Gartner to bring this practical, best-practice PPM knowledge to help attendees improve their governance processes,” said Carl Landers, vice president of marketing for CA Clarity PPM. “In today’s economic climate, it’s even more important than ever for customers to have the tools and techniques to make the right investment decisions and deliver new initiatives with control and predictability.”

The seminars are part of a larger effort by CA to educate organizations about the value of PPM in supporting improved processes in a number of governance areas, including IT governance and new product development. CA has also scheduled seminars on improving PMO maturity, managing through portfolios and establishing the right metrics for success, as well as live and on-demand webcasts that include industry experts, CA customers and CA’s subject matter experts. Information about any of the events is available at

In 2007, CA Clarity PPM was positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s “Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications, 2007” report.* Gartner positions vendors in the magic quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

* Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications, 2007,” Matt Light and Daniel B. Stang, June 15, 2007

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